Environment

Congressman Hoyer strongly supports environmental standards that keep our land, air and water clean.

Congressman Hoyer strongly supports environmental safeguards that keep our land, air and water clean. He has supported every major environmental bill since he was elected to Congress.  Congressman Hoyer has secured millions of federal dollars to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent, Potomac, Anacostia, and St. Mary's Rivers, and to replenish the oyster population of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

The Fifth District is rightly proud of its parks and open green space, and Hoyer has supported them by securing federal funds to add 8,000 acres to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, expand Piscataway Park, and helped acquire 6,000 acres in Charles County for the Douglas Point Project.

Congressman Hoyer believes strongly in the environmental, economic and national security benefits of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and bolstering our clean energy economy.  He has supported legislation to improve energy efficiency to save families and businesses money, spur innovation and create good-paying jobs, lessen our reliance on foreign energy, and reduce the carbon pollution that causes global warming.

Hoyer Joins VP Harris at Event Highlighting Electric Vehicle Investments In the Build Back Better Agenda

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Vice President Kamala Harris, Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks in Prince George's County, Maryland, to highlight the electric vehicle investments included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Build Back Better Act. 

Hoyer: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Will Have a Transformative Impact on So Many Marylanders

oday, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following video to highlight the benefits that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring to businesses and families across the State of Maryland. The law, which was signed by President Biden on November 15, provides once-in-a-generation investments in Maryland’s physical infrastructure, including funding to repair roads, bridges, and highways in poor condition as well as to expand broadband access and build a more climate-resilient Maryland for all.

Hoyer Meets with Greater Washington Partnership to Discuss Regional Benefits from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met virtually with the CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership, JB Holston, and members of the Greater Washington Partnership, to discuss the historic regional benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, for families across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He released the following statement regarding the meeting:

Hoyer, GSA Administrator Carnahan, Secretary Granholm, County Executive Alsobrooks, and Mayor Nembhard Highlight Climate and Job Investments in Build Back Better Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and New Carrollton Mayor Phelecia Nembhard for a tour and press availability at the IRS New Carrollton Headquarters to underscore how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Build Back Better Act will create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in communities nationwide. 

Delivering on President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

Last Friday, the House passed the Build Back Better Act and sent it to the Senate for action. Along with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law last week, this legislation is a critical portion of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and will help families across the state of Maryland by directly lowering everyday costs and setting more of our families up for success.

Maryland Officials, Local Leaders, Applaud the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Families

Last week, President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This law, brought to the House Floor by Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, and championed by Congressional Democrats, makes historic investments in modernizing and repairing Maryland’s infrastructure and will create good-paying jobs and expand economic opportunity for Maryland businesses. Maryland officials and local leaders are applauding the historic benefits of this law for every household in Maryland. Here's a look at what they had to say:

NEWSLETTER: Infrastructure Bill Will Deliver for Maryland’s Fifth

Last week, the House passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, sending a major infrastructure package to President Joe Biden’s desk. I was proud to fight for this legislation in Congress by bringing it to the Floor and ensuring its final passage. For Maryland, this legislation not only provides funding to rebuild our roads and bridges; it also creates good-paying jobs right here in the Fifth District and takes significant action to address the climate crisis.

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $17.5 Million for Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) today announced $17,624,885 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Health to strengthen the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases across the state.

Hoyer Announces AMAZON21 Legislation, Delivering President Biden’s COP26 Pledge of $9 Billion to Combat Deforestation

Today, Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD-05) introduced major legislation to combat deforestation and reduce carbon emissions around the globe as part of House Democrats’ broader efforts to address the climate crisis. H.R 5830, the America Mitigating and Achieving Zero-emissions Originating from Nature for the 21st Century Act – or “AMAZON21” – would authorize a trust fund of $9 billion for the State Department to enter long-term bilateral agreements with developing countries to assist them in ending deforestation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.